Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Elevation Polish Winnings

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I'm as happy as a fat kid with cake!
My prize from Finger's Polish Mania arrived less than a week after it shipped from the US!!

Here are all the pretties I get to play with:

very pretty packaging!

EP business card

L-R: Aurora, Torres del Paine, Rapa Nui, El Cap, Stay Behind Catch a Wave, Last Two Pitches, Pata on the back, Pata Puffer


I've been so spoiled by Jen and EP creator Lulu! Thank you ladies - I can't wait to get a swatching!

Elevation Polish on Big Cartel will be restocked on Tuesday 7th August (1 week away) - mark it on your calendar!!!

Monday, 30 July 2012

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012

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Have you been counting down to Blog Fest '12 since last year, just like me?!

Well this year I am incredibly lucky to be a part of piCture pOlish's CELE(Blog)RATION!!! There are around 80 bloggers worldwide taking part in BF'12, so keep an eye out for all their posts. First I'll show you the polishes, then at the end of the post I'll give you all the info you need to get your sweaty little hands on PP's pretties.

PP sent me 2 brand new shades to review. The first is a part of their Mesh line - Tease. And Attitude is from their new Collaboration line, designed for Overall Beauty

piCture pOlish Tease




 This is glittery pink love at it's finest! With a pink tinted base and chock-a-block full of fine silver and rose pink square glitter, you'll feel like you're on a sugar high!
This was certainly created for girls who wear pink loud and proud. It has an overall metallic sort of look to it but up closer you can see all the glittery goodness. The formula is on the thicker side and it applies like a dream - always a bonus with glitters- and it didn't dry too textured! It does dry a wee bit matte so you'll get better wear with a top coat. I only needed 2 coats of Tease for full coverage and then I topped it off with 1 coat of Seche Vite for shine.

It looked like the perfect glitter polish to mattify so I slapped on a layer of Essie Matte About You.

Tease - matte
matte - macro

I think I almost like it better this way!

piCture pOlish Attitude




macro - sunlight

macro - lamp

 First, sorry for the average photos - we just had no sunshine for days on end and attitude did not photograph well under my lamp! It's 100x more gorgeous in person! This was made in collaboration with Kim of Overall Beauty and will be sold exclusively by Overall Beauty and Picture Polish.
So Attitude is a dark grape/violet purple (almost blurple) scattered holographic. It has irregular sized chunky holo flakes strewn throughout and gives the effect of outer-space on your fingernails!! In the macro shot with the raindrop on my nail you can see it almost looks like purple marble when the light isn't hitting it. The formula was sort of average, maybe a little bit thick and applied nicely in 2 coats. However, I experienced a minimal amount of cuticle drag because I didn't let it dry completely in between coats, so I added a 3rd layer to even out my patchy nails! It dried nice and glossy so I just added 1 layer of top coat for protection.

Picture Polish have also added QR codes to every bottle of polish so when you scan them you are taken directly to the website your bottle was purchased from - ie. either Picture Polish online or a Network member.

 New Zealand's brand new Network member is Gracie Lou! Woohoo, it just got easier for us Kiwis to PP it up :)

Today PP have officially launched 11 new shades, so head to their website or your local Network member online store and check out all the new pretties priced around AUD$11.50 each.
Visit their on-line store - www.picturepolish.com.au
Follow PP on Twitter - piCture pOlish
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I've been reading a lot of the other Blog Fest posts this morning and every single new polish is now on my wish list! They have come up with some seriously cool new shades guys!


Sunday, 29 July 2012


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I could not possibly be any happier in the 'land of polish' than I am right now!

Finger's (or Jen) hosted a seriously awesome Elevation Polish giveaway. I haen't been able to get my hands on any of the EPs because if I manage to catch them in stock I have no money and usually they're sold out immediately!!!! The maker stocks up once a month - on the 7th - so it feels like I've been waiting forever for the stars to align.
Then I got incredibly lucky - I won EPs from Jen! Including 2 glitters, woohoo!
There are some seriously gorgeous shimmers in the prize pack too and I cannot wait for them to show up and to share the photos with all of you!

Here's what I have coming my way:

Thank you Fingers!!!


Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Hump Day Brief: Pahlish Slow Fade Of Love

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It's so stunning, no words are needed...

Pahlish Slow Fade of Love


Slow Fade of Love
is a grape jelly with holo and square glitter. Two coats + top coat. Perfection.

Pahlish is available for purchase here

Are you a fan of my Wednesdays of little words or do you prefer a full post?


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Try It On Tuesday: BB Couture Dragon's Breath

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Hello friends!

It's my favourite day of the week... TIOT!

Today I picked Dragon's Breath from BB Couture.

BB Couture Dragon's Breath
white light

white light


Dragon's Breath is a really red purple with pink, red and purple fine glitter. I used 2-3 coats for these pictures and no top coat. Obviously it needs some Seche Vite cos it does dry gritty. It's got a fairly thin formula and you need to let each coat dry before you add the next or, you could get some cuticle drag going on.

I have to say I'm a little disappointed in DB.  I was expecting greatness because it is usually out of stock on Overall Beauty. But maybe some top coat would have made it look way more impressive? I might have self-sabotaged on this one!!

Will definitely have to give it the full mani treatment sometime soon.

Are you rocking an untried today too?
You can look at all the other TIOT participant's posts by using the links on my side bar or the up to date list on Jill's blog


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Endless Summer: Giveaway / 1000 Followers Giveaway!

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Layla Magneffect Chocolate Mousse

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When I was home a couple of weeks ago I went to the local pharmacy to get a script filled and they had picked up their game - nail polish wise - in a BIG way!

They had a Layla Magneffect display!

I hadn't seen these in any other NZ stores, so I was pretty stoked. They were $25 each which is what you pay for Orly and OPI etc so I didn't cringe too much...

They were the newer Magneffect colours and I loved the look of Chocolate Mousse.

Layla Chocolate Mousse



Chocolate Mousse is a really cool dark brown with silver micro shimmer. It's super opaque. If you don't want to use the magnet then 1 coat is plenty! It also dries fast! I'm not really a fan of the magnet designs and I'm just plain crap at using them so I will be wearing this one plain in the future.

Do you have any Layla Magneffects? What are your thoughts on the magnetic polish trend? Have you had enough like me?


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Jade Holographico Delirio Rosa on Sunday

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Hey guys,

I'm back in the Churrrrrr...
Baby cousins are the best!!! And one of the highlights of my weekend away :) Seeing my big sis and my pups again was pretty awesome too.
Gotta say congrats to the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic - ANZ Netball Champs, finally!!! And they did it in Melbourne, boo-yah!

I've got some swatches the awesome light bubblegum pink holo that is Delirio Rosa for you:

Jade Delirio Rosa

 Delirio Rosa is the ultimate psychedelic-y girl polish! It's a light, bright pink that is warm, woohoo!!! The holo is seriously in your face like the rest of the Holographico collection. I used 2 coats for the photos above taken indoors with flash.

DS is my favourite pink holo - it's gonna be hard to knock it out of first place!!

What's your favourite pink holo?


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Hey-ay-ay COME OUT AND PLAY! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

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I'm guessing Sandy named Come Out and Play after The Offspring song which is now stuck in my head. It makes me wanna don a bikini and dance on the beach with a glass of punch in my hand!

The polish is also summery - a neon pigment purple/fuchsia, with small white matte hex glitter in it.

Dandy Nails Come Out and Play



Come Out and Play is that sort of jelly fuchsia/purple that lacquer companies call neon but really aren't! I love this shade and can't believe I don't have anything else like it already! The white glitter is pretty cool, it just makes it a bit more fun. The formula was on the thicker side of stuff, it spread fairly well and took about 2 thickish coats to cover VNL. If you use thin coats I'd give it 3. It does dry a bit bumpy because of the glitter so you'll need a couple of layers of a heavy top coat. I think I used 2 layers of Seche Vite for these pics.

You can purchase Dandy Nails lacquers here.

I'm going home tomorrow! It's my Nana's 90th so it's a big family reunion. I'm going to get to see my sisters for the first time in AGES! One lives in Saudi and has been gone since September last year and I don't think I've seen my Melbourne sis, since late last year either! Can't believe its been so long actually... It must be the texts and calls and polish swaps with Katie that make me feel like I only just saw her!
I also get to see my cousin's new baby - he looks so pinch-able in photos so I can't wait to get a cuddle!!!
Anyway... so I might not post over the weekend, and I've had too much uni work to make any scheduled posts so you'll have to do without me!!

I'll leave you with another couple of Charlie photos!

Hasn't he got the cutest expression in these pics?!
Mum's having Charlie and Buster groomed tomorrow morning before we all fly in so they're going to be looking a smelling beautiful! I love the scent of the shampoo the groomers use!!!!


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The Hump Day Brief: Fire in the Taco Bell

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It's pahlish, enough said.

Fire In The Taco Bell under lamp light is no way near as awesome as it looks in person!!!

Pahlish Fire in the Taco Bell


Are you as obsessed as me?


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Try It On Tuesday: Orly Wild Wisteria

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I'm loving Try It On Tuesday!

This might be week 4?
This week I tried Orly Wild Wisteria. I bought this earlier this year off a blog sale because I was desperately in love with OPI Sapphire in the Snow and according to the nail blog Gods; WW was as close as it got to a dupe.

Of course it's taken me forever to actually wear her!

Orly Wild Wisteria


Wild Wisteria is a really dark purple creme that verges on indigo in some lights. It's a great 2 coater, dries fast and is just what I wanted!

Of course I couldn't leave such a fantastic creme alone! I added 1 coat of Lush Lacquer Pink Panther (a brand new acquisition).

Lush Lacquer Pink Panther over Orly Wild Wisteria



Pink Panther is a jam packed matte glitter mix in a clear base. There's small and medium pink hex, large, medium and small white hex and medium black hexes in this bad boy!!! This was just 1 coat. That's crazy packed!!! It dried quick too and I'm fairly sure 1 layer of top coat would smooth it out. I took the photos without top coat :)

Check out all the other TIOT posts either on Jill's up to date list - or hit the links on my sidebar!

What are you trying on this Tuesday?



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